In Shapr3D everything starts with sketch. To create sketch, you will need your Apple Pencil.
Now let's see, how the Sketching flow looks like in the app:
- Use your pencil and start sketching.
- The Sketching menu will pop-up right away on the side after you start sketching or you select any sketch.
- Use Constraints , Auto-constraints , Snapping , Splines and Trimming (click for a better understanding) for a more precise sketching experience.
- After you finished sketching, just tap on an empty surface/closed sketch or the Back button on top of your Sketching menu.
Note: you can switch to orthographic (2D) mode by double tapping on a plane with your fingers.
Using the pencil
Switching to arcs from straight line (and back) by wiggling the Pencil
💡This feature has been experimentally disabled since version 3.0.5, please let us know what you think about the new arc/line creation flow 💡
Shapr detects your intents and depending on your movements it will draw a line or an arc. If Shapr did not recognize your intent properly, you can switch between lines and arcs anytime by wiggling your Apple Pencil. Your line will switch back and forth between straight and curved.
Selecting and dragging points
Note: Users who started using Shapr3D before the 3.0 version will experience a slight change in this flow.
Tap on a point with the Pencil to select it. You will see that the point will change its color to blue. After the point has been selected you will be able to drag it to anywhere you want to. Deselect your point by tapping somewhere on an empty area.
By default, your sketches will automatically snap on to the grid. You can turn this off by tapping on the magnet icon on the bottom right corner.
Your goal with sketching is - most of the time - to create closed sketches, which will serve as a profile for Extruding, Sweeping, Lofting, and Revolving. A sketch profile is automatically created when your sketches are closed. When a sketch is closed it will be filled with light blue color.